This was run on Saturday 26th March 1955 and 30 ran. The winning time was 10 minutes 20 3/5secs. 

GRAND NATIONAL 1955

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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 8 minute 12 seconds clip of the Grand National. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-grand-national-6/query/grand+national

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 QUARE TIMES P.Taaffe Mrs W H E Welman
2 TUDOR LINE G.Slack Mrs E Truelove
3 CAREY'S COTTAGE T.Taaffe Mr D J Coughlan
4 GIGOLO R.Curran Mrs M Milne Green
Also

ROYAL TAN

D.V.Dick Prince Aly Khan
Also EARLY MIST B.Marshall Mr John Dunlop
Also MARINER'S LOG R.Francis Lord Bicester
Also MR LINNETT Mr J R Cox Mr Leonard Partridge
Also SUNDEW P.J.Doyle Mrs Geoffrey Kohn
Also E.S.B. T.Cusack Mrs Leonard Carver
Also ORIENTAL WAY F.Winter Mr L Abrahamson
Also LITTLE YID R.Emery Mrs E Truelove
Also IRISH LIZARD M.Scudamore Lord Sefton
Also COPP T.Molony Mr C C Allan
Also M'AS-TU-VU A.Freeman Queen Elizabeth
Also RED RUBE A.Oughton Sir John Carew-Pole
Also NO RESPONSE D.Ancil Sir Thomas Ainsworth
Also CLEARING R.J.Hamey Mr M Kingsley
Also DARK STRANGER Mr J Bosley Mr L A Coville
Also BLUE ENVOY Mr E Greenway Mrs E M Halahan
Also ANOTHER RAKE D.Leslie Mr F H Gilman
Also GENTLE MOYA Mr J J Straker Mr J J Straker
Also MOOGIE J.Neely Mrs M Westwood
Also STEEL LOCK J.A.Bullock Mrs D M Harris
Also WILD WISDOM Lt-Colonel W Holman Mr G R Marsh
Also ONTRAY Mr R Brewis Captain Scott Briggs
Also ROMAN FIRE J.Dowdeswell Mrs H R Marsh
Also MUNSTER KING II V.Speck Mrs A T Hodgson
Also SUN CLASP J.Power Mr E O Boardman
Also UNCLE BARNEY L.McMorrow Mr H Bannister
   
   
   
   
   
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Rex Hamey suggesting everything was muddy and wet in the 1955 Grand National. This is the title of a chapter from Chris Pitt’s book ‘Go Down to the Beaten’, which looks at personal stories by connections of horses which failed to win the Grand National, a copy of which can be purchased by clicking the link below:-
http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21?_encoding=UTF8&node=341

The rare handbill shown below is provided courtesy of the Robert Shaw collection.